On Friday, July 21, National Be Someone Day, hosted by Project Harmony (projectharmony.com), challenges each of us to take 10 seconds to make a difference in the life of a child.

What can be done in 10 seconds?We can order a cup of coffee or water a plant. We can hear or tell a bad joke. In 10 seconds, we can change our minds, and after doing so say a prayer of thanks. When we walk into a room, we can register the pain in someone’s eyes and begin to provide comfort. We can praise and honor someone who deserves it.

“At Project Harmony, we believe that all children are someone,” says Project Harmony Senior Director of Communications Angela Roeber. “And, all adults can be someone to a child. All it takes it the commitment to stop the cycle of child abuse. On National Be Someone Day, take the pledge to be the person to make a difference in a child’s life. Most importantly, be someone prepared to report when a child trusts you enough to tell you they’ve been hurt.”

How to Observe:

  • Drop off a donation at Project Harmony on Friday, July 21, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Take the pledge on National Be Someone Day (www.ProjectBeSomeone.org)
  • Use #BeSomeoneDay to share on social media

Project Harmony grew out of the vision of several Omaha community professionals and advocates to create a better system of protection for abused and neglected children. To learn more, go to projectharmony.com.